Naropa University Oakland
MOVING TOWARD STILLNESS
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Class Schedule: Spring semester 2004, Saturday, May 1, 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Sunday, May 2, 9:00a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Participants will explore the dynamic relationship between movement and stillness, by engaging in active, often playful, experiences of letting-go, as well as through quiet experience of distillation. Open-ended improvisations invite each participant, according to his/her own timing, to enter the transformative life-dance where body and spirit are one.
Moving Toward Stillness Explores the dynamic relationship of body and spirit, movement and stillness. Movement is improvisational rather than prescribed, and ranges from simple and contemplative to playful and active. This allows each person’s creative movement expressions to emerge at that individual’s own rate often yielding deeply rooted information otherwise untapped. Ultimately this course is about trusting the wisdom of the body and accepting its profound role in spiritual direction.
Course Objectives: see outline below
Course Requirements: 50% attendance, 50% participation
Sunday, participants will:
Movement experiences are followed by group discussion. At times writing or simple drawing may be employed in place of discussion.